Community Partnerships


Description of sanction offered: In the Lead 180 (ITL 180) is a character and leadership development program designed for youth in conflict with the criminal justice system.  The objective is to build and enhance key protective factors that are known to reduce risk taking behaviour and re-offending.

The program consists of 6 modules designed to help participants explore their potential and existing strengths and abilities to be a great leader for themselves, their peers, their family, and community.

Class Details:

  • Every Tuesday: September 8th & December 15th (Classes will resume January 8th, 2021)
  • Time: 6:00PM- 7:00PM
  • A Zoom meeting invite will be sent via email by the CYAC staff a few days before
  • Youth can attend up to 6 classes, but must attend a minimum of 4
  • To be eligible for this program, youth must have access to a computer or phone that connects to the internet
  • The classes in a continuous sequence (1 through 6, then starting over again at 1)

The module topics are:

#1 – Defining Leadership and Identifying Strengths
#2 – Exploring Influences
#3 – Responsible Decision Making
#4 – Developing Strengths & Leadership Through Challenges
#5 – Managing Uncertainty and Failure
#6 – Envisioning a Positive Future

What the ITL180 facilitator will do to ensure privacy:

  • Use an encrypted video calling platform
  • Monitor who is admitted into the class
  • Facilitate programing from a private space

What CYAC expects of the Young Leaders to ensure privacy:

  • Use only first names to introduce themselves
  • Use a generic background
  • Use headphones if there is anyone else present in their home

REFERRAL PROCESS:

Contact: Trevor Nash
Email: Trevor.Nash@gov.ab.ca

**MUST BE INCLUDED FOR EVERY REFERRAL**

  • Full Name
  • Phone number (for youth and parent/guardian)
  • ORCA number
  • E-mail
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender Identified
  • Number of classes sanctioned (4-6)
  • Home Address


What the YMOP facilitator will do to ensure privacy:

  • Use an encrypted video calling platform
  • Monitor who is admitted into the class
  • Facilitate programming from a private space

What CYAC expects of the Youth to ensure privacy:

  • Use only first names to introduce themselves
  • Use a generic background
  • Use headphones if there is anyone else present in their home

REFERRAL PROCESS:

Contact: Trevor Nash
Email: Trevor.Nash@gov.ab.ca

***Please include the youth’s email



Meetings scheduled through Zoom, for those recovering or suffering from addiction issues.

SMART Recovery – Self-Management and Recovery Training. Register and view online meeting schedule.

Link to Calendar:

https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/calendar.php



E-Courses for youth to complete online.

Current courses approved to assign:

  • The Truth About Drugs: Introduction
  • The Truth About Prescription Drug Abuse
  • The Truth About Pain Killers
  • The Truth About Marijuana
  • The Truth About Alcohol
  • The Truth About Synthetic Drugs

Website Link:

https://www.drugfreeworld.org

Once on Drugfreeworld.org youth will need to Sign-Up by providing their name and email address. Once signed up they will have access to the free E-Courses. Each course is approximately 40-60 minutes each.



Youth will actively participate in individual and group work.  Topics include:

  • Legal consequences – short and long term
  • Peer pressure
  • Victim impact
  • Economical consequences

Participants will write an apology letter to the victim, taking responsibility for their offence, stating what they have learned in the session and how they intend to prevent re-offending.

REFERRAL PROCESS:

Contact: Trevor Nash
Email: Trevor.Nash@gov.ab.ca
Tel: 403-297-8965



Journal topics include:

  • Self-Control – understanding feelings and behaviours that can lead to trouble
  • Social Values – identifying your values and their impact
  • Responsible Thinking- examining your thinking and recognizing errors in it that may get you into trouble
  • Peer Relationships – learning to understand healthy vs. unhealthy relationships and how to handle social pressure

Participants will work on one journal topic at their own pace with the assistance of the program facilitator.

The number of sessions may vary depending on ability of participant to work through journal (likely 2-3 sessions).

REFERRAL PROCESS:

Contact: Trevor Nash
Email: Trevor.Nash@gov.ab.ca
Tel: 403-297-8965

***Please indicate in referral if there a specific journal topic the participant is to complete.



The Gratitude Journal is an online workbook of things for which one is grateful for. Gratitude journals are used by individuals who wish to focus their attention on the positive things in their lives, this option is a great self-reflection for youth

Youth will need to save/download the google document onto their own desktop and reopen to edit

Link for Journal:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Bjg8-VvKc4LTEmIIzWxiV_2g3zq7nmjCEUiN2Y0to30/edit



Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film draws back a curtain to reveal a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see – how the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls makes it difficult for women to feel powerful and achieve leadership positions.

There is a 10-question review worksheet for youth to complete during/after they have completed watching the film.

Link to Film:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DUniH8qqhxJkLHk-V5JxjKALuVK3X078XDKgTDf3VRI/edit?pli=1

Link to worksheet:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DUniH8qqhxJkLHk-V5JxjKALuVK3X078XDKgTDf3VRI/edit?pli=1



*** Descriptions to come***

REFERRAL PROCESS:

Contact: Trevor Nash
Email: Trevor.Nash@gov.ab.ca  
Tel: 403-297-8965



The documentary, “The Answer”, is about NBA player Allan Iverson and how he persevered to become one of the most valuable players of his time in the NBA.

Link to Film:

https://www.documentarytube.com/videos/allen-iverson-the-answer-documentary

 Link to Worksheet:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nFQttV_pKzRLxryrQrk44UzhJYEjcoU07gJWwDIwZXE/edit



The Mask You Live in explores how our culture’s narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men, and society at large and unveils what we can do about it.

There is a 19-question review worksheet for youth to complete during/after they have completed watching the film.

Link to Film:

https://thoughtmaybe.com/the-mask-you-live-in/

Link to Worksheet:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/12Qtq-dlyc34aUucuTS8Tmwj4IqA3TTGT0gJTRNg6Qoc/edit



Due to the risk of spreading COVID-19, the Youth Employment Centre (YEC) is closed to the public. YEC staff are available remotely to provide free career and employment services to Calgary youth aged 15 – 24. Employment Counsellors will work with youth by e-mailing, texting, or calling to provide support remotely.

Remote Services Include:

  • Cover Letter and Resume Training
  • Job Searching Strategies
  • Interview Preparation (Online Interviews)
  • Industry Training Options
  • Career Planning
  • Networking Remotely
  • Connection to Employers

REFERRAL PROCESS:

Youth will need to call 403-268-2490 to book a remote appointment.